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Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Protecting animals from an unnecessary death is a problem we can all agree to prevent. How to help a pet left in a hot car Take down the...

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Goblin the tortoise walking on a concrete floor

Goblin might not have lasted much longer at Tim’s Reptiles and Exotics in Pulaski County, Kentucky. The sulcata tortoise was one of about 150 animals rescued in September from nightmarish conditions at the pet store when local police arrested the store operator on 19 counts of animal cruelty...

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By James Hettinger
Emergency response team on a boat with rescued cats in a crate.

Long before emergency alerts ring out, members of the Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue Team are ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Armed with specialized training and cutting-edge equipment, these elite professionals answer the call for help wherever animals are in harm’s way...

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By Emily Hamlin Smith

The shocking number of animal cruelty cases reported every day is just the tip of the iceberg—most cases are never reported. Unlike violent crimes against people, cases of animal abuse are not compiled by state or federal agencies, making it difficult to calculate just how common they are. However...

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Steps you can take to stop animal abuse

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The Humane Society of the United States is proud to honor Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Emergency Management and Jefferson County Animal Control with 2021 Humane Law Enforcement Awards. Together, these agencies implemented several animal protection policies and programs...

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MONTCLAIR, N.J.—The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for throwing a kitten out of the window of a moving vehicle. The case: On June 24, 2022, between noon...

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Portrait of Tiny Tina the cat standing near a window in her new home

Every day, Tiny Tina gives adopter Denise Folcik a gentle nose-to-nose kiss. The little black kitten started the ritual during the long weeks she was quarantined while recovering from ringworm, when Folcik would don her special quarantine-room clothing and come in to play. Tina still does it now...

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by Kelly L. Williams

Amid the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, the Humane Society of the United States is urging communities and individuals—including those in regions historically considered ‘safe’—to create preparedness plans that include their animals. “From intensifying storms to...

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What is the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team? How/when does the team get called in to help? What sort of situations are you typically called in for? If you hear about a situation where animals need help, can you just go? Can I call you if I know of animals who need help? How...

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The Humane Society of the United States is proud to honor Brad Adams, chief humane agent for the Fayette Regional Humane Society, with a 2020 Humane Law Enforcement Award for his ongoing commitment to protect all animals and educate his community in central Ohio on humane care. Throughout 2020...

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MUNCIE, Indiana—The Humane Society of the United States is assisting the Muncie Police Department in rescuing dozens of cats in an alleged severe neglect situation in Muncie, Indiana. The Indiana State Board of Health and Muncie Animal Services also provided assistance on-scene. Local authorities...

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